30 – 31 October, 2023


The Rakovski National Defence College was created in 1912 with Decree № 26 of Tzar Ferdinand I and an Act of the National Assembly. During its long history the oldest higher military educational institution in Bulgaria, whose patron is the renowned Bulgarian revolutionary, scholar and public figure Georgi Stoykov Rakovski, has established itself as a natural environment for the development of education and scientific research in the area of warfare and national security. A substantive segment of the College activities are the regularly conducted scientific-research forums with the participation of Bulgarian and foreign scholars and researchers. During the last years a tendency for increase in the scientific quality and contribution of the annual RNDC conferences can be observed. In 2023, the topic of the annual scientific forum with international participation of the College is “Shared Sustainability in Southeast Europe.” The topic is particularly significant in the context of the military activities in the Black Sea region along with the aspiration of new countries in the region to join the acting economic and defence alliances. “Shared Sustainability in Southeast Europe” will take place on October 30-31, 2023 in Sofia. Rakovski National Defence College is a host and organiser of the scientific forum with international participation.


Colonel, Associate Professor Dimitar TASHKOV, PhD – Deputy Commandant for Science and Training
Colonel, Prof. Georgi DIMOV, PhD – Dean of National Security and Defence Faculty
Colonel, Prof. Emil ENEV, PhD – Dean of Command and Staff Faculty
Prof. Mitko STOYKOV, DSc – Director of Defence Advanced Research Institute
Colonel, Assoc.Prof. Petko DIMOV, PhD – Director of Distance Learning, Language Training and Qualification Department




The instructions concern manuscripts for publication at the “Shared Sustainability in Southeastern Europe” scientific conference with international participation. Each participant may participate with up to two papers at the scientific conference as an author or co-author. The length of each paper must not be less than 6 pages nor exceed 12 pages, recommendably 20 000 characters including spaces. Manuscripts are to be submitted from the participation form. The deadline for manuscripts submission is September 17, 2023. Manuscripts are not accepted after that date. The current instructions are developed in compliance with the acting standard BNS ISO 690:2021 (Manual for Bibliographic References and Citation of Information Sources).

The final program for the conference will be provided to the participants upon their registration.

Articles are to be submitted via the attached participation form. Papers that do not comply with the instructions for participation will not be accepted.



  1. The maximum number of papers that each author may pay (independently or as co-author), is two;
  2. The deadline for payment of the conference fee for participation at the scientific conference is September 30, 2023;
  3. The participation fee for one paper at the scientific conference for external participants is 50 BGN with VAT. Co-authors of papers pay a full fee;
  4. The fee for participation of external participants at the scientific conference with two papers is 80 BGN with VAT;
  5. The student fee for participation in the scientific conference is 30 BGN with VAT;
  6. The fee for participation without paper at the scientific conference for external participants is 30 BGN with VAT;
  7. Fees are transferred to the Rakovski National Defence College bank account till September 30, 2023.

Beneficiary: G. S. Rakovski National Defence College
Address of the beneficiary: Sofia 1504, 82 „Evlogi i Hristo Georgievi” Blvd.
Bank of the beneficiary: BNB
IBAN: BG40BNBG96613100152401


The forum offers a diverse range of sponsorship opportunities applicable to different budgets. To summarise the benefits of each package as well as for more detailed information on the benefits of sponsorship and the different types of packages offered, please click on the respective package below.

Sponsor packages


We recommend the following hotels for reservations which are within walking distance from the venue:

Contact information of the organisation committee:

Sofia 1504, 82 Evlogi i Hristo Georgievi Blvd.
Rakovski National Defence College
e-mail: ncva2023@rndc.bg